EÓWU
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
EÓWU
gen. eówe; pl. nom. acc. eówa; gen. eówena; dat. eówenum; f; ewe, an; f. A EWE, female sheep; ŏvis fēmĭna Ewes were milked by the Anglo-Saxons. The milk was used for domestic purposes: butter and cheese were made from it; for Ælfric teaches the shepherd [sceáp-hyrde] to say, 'On fórewerdne morgen ic drífe sceáp míne to heora lease, and ic agénlǽde híg to heora loca, and melke híg tweówa on dæg, and cýse and buteran ic dó in prīmo māne mĭno ŏves meas ad pascua, et rĕdūco eas ad caulas, et mulgeo eas bis in die, et caseum et butyrum făcio,' Coll. Monast. Th. 20, 11-19. Twáhund eówena, and twentig rammena two hundred ewes, and twenty rams, Gen. 32, 14. Eówu biþ, mid hire geonge sceápe, scilling weorþ a ewe, with her young sheep, shall be worth a shilling, L. In. 55; Th. i. 138, 7, MS. B. Be eówe weorþe of a ewe's worth; de ŏvis prĕtio, L. In. 55; Th. i. 138, 6, note 11, MS. B. Wyl on eówe meolce hindhioloðan boil water agrimony in ewe's milk, L. M. 1, 70; Lchdm. ii. 144, 22. v. ram, the m. of eowu. [Plat. ouwe, ouw a female sheep : Frs. eij, ei, n. ŏvis fēmĭna: Dut. ooi, f. a ewe-lamb: Ger. Swiss Dial. au, auw, ow, f. a female sheep: M. H. Ger. owe, f. a female sheep: O. H. Ger. awi, owi, au, f. ovĭcŭla, agna: Goth. in the words aweþi, n. a herd of sheep; awistr, n. a sheepfold: Lat. ŏvis, f: Grk. ὄις, m. f. a sheep; Lith. awis. f. a sheep: Sansk, avi, m. f. a sheep.]
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